UK law firm Ashfords has boosted the number of Next Generation partners by over 60% in this year’s Legal 500 2024 rankings, with 13 lawyers listed across its commercial, private wealth and real estate service divisions and in sector areas including Energy, Health, Shipping and Local Government.
Twenty-six partners are recognised in the Hall of Fame or as Leading Individuals – with IP head Carl Steele newly promoted to the Hall of Fame. Twelve of the firm’s lawyers were also recognised in the Rising Stars category.
The results reflect another successful year at the firm with 36 ranked practice areas in addition to its 53 recognised lawyers. Ashfords' top tier practice areas include: Commercial Litigation; Commercial Property; Contentious Trusts & Probate; Corporate and Commercial; Employment; Immigration; Intellectual Property; IT and Telecoms; Shipping; Social Housing and Sport.
Louise Workman, CEO at Ashfords, said:
"It’s great to see such a substantial increase in Next Generation partners and those lawyers recognised as Rising Stars. We want our people to be able to develop their careers their way and to achieve their highest potential. These results reflect their significant achievements doing just that as part of our growing team of lawyers working hard to make a difference for our clients.”
Legal 500 rank Commercial Litigation; Contentious Probate; Corporate and Commercial; Commercial Property and Employment by location and Ashford's rankings in these areas relate to South West, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. All others are UK wide or as noted. Recognised lawyers includes Hall of Fame, Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners and Rising Stars.
Ashfords are valued legal partners to a wide range of corporate, public sector and private clients across the UK and internationally, counted on by clients to get the right result whether that’s delivering commercial objectives, protecting family assets, making investments or solving disputes. The firm has four UK offices in Bristol, Exeter, London and Plymouth and through its international network can support clients in over 70 countries worldwide.